Sunday, August 16, 2020
I'm so glad I have devoted the summer to UFO's. I had so many projects going when I was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years ago. And my sewing came to a grinding halt. Even when I felt physically well enough to sew, I didn't want to. At times I was afraid I would never want to quilt again. But here I am, back in the saddle, getting into the swing again.
All these UFO's have been a reminder of the huge time frame that the cancer took from me. Conquering all these quilts and finally finishing them is like crossing the finish line of the cancer journey.
I'm almost done with the Merry Christmas panel. I made the binding and stitched it on yesterday. Today I will finish the binding on the machine. I never do this - I like to hand stitch my binding down. But this is black on black and it will never show. Next I need to stitch black chenille around the perimeter of the quilt beside the binding. And then it will be ready to wash and fluff. I hope to finish this today!
I'm also making headway on the big stitch quilting on my Christmas row quilt. Just over two rows to go! Then on to quilt the sashings and borders.
Once these are complete, I'll allow myself to start a new quilt. Yippee! I love starting new projects. Yes, I still have more UFO's, but I'll work my way through them as I go along.
Stay tuned...tomorrow is the next part of our Curved Hexie Stitch Along!